La Druida Di Margun

Autore: Sisto Merlino
Editore:
ISBN: 9788890501869
Grandezza: 63,12 MB
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The Second Sex Vintage Feminism Short Edition

Autore: Simone de Beauvoir
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1473521912
Grandezza: 43,91 MB
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Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NATALIE HAYNES When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir’s belief that ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’ switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever.

A Book Of Golden Deeds

Autore: Charlotte Mary Yonge
Editore: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465557962
Grandezza: 41,40 MB
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Finnegans Wake

Autore: James Joyce
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241246547
Grandezza: 14,47 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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A daring work of experimental, Modernist genius, James Joyce's Finnegans Wake is one of the greatest literary achievements of the twentieth century, and the crowning glory of Joyce's life. The Penguin Modern Classics edition of includes an introduction by Seamus Deane 'riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs' Joyce's final work, Finnegan's Wake is his masterpiece of the night as Ulysses is of the day. Supreme linguistic virtuosity conjures up the dark underground worlds of sexuality and dream. Joyce undermines traditional storytelling and all official forms of English and confronts the different kinds of betrayal - cultural, political and sexual - that he saw at the heart of Irish history. Dazzlingly inventive, with passages of great lyrical beauty and humour, Finnegans Wake remains one of the most remarkable works of the twentieth century. James Joyce (1882-1941), the eldest of ten children, was born in Dublin, but exiled himself to Paris at twenty as a rebellion against his upbringing. He only returned to Ireland briefly from the continent but Dublin was at heart of his greatest works, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. He lived in poverty until the last ten years of his life and was plagued by near blindness and the grief of his daughter's mental illness. If you enjoyed Finnegans Wake, you might like Virginia Woolf's The Waves, also available in Penguin Classics. 'An extraordinary performance, a transcription into a miniaturized form of the whole western literary tradition' Seamus Deane

The Onion Book Of Known Knowledge

Autore: The Onion
Editore: Little, Brown
ISBN: 031613323X
Grandezza: 66,82 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 3947
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Are you a witless cretin with no reason to live? Would you like to know more about every piece of knowledge ever? Do you have cash? Then congratulations, because just in time for the death of the print industry as we know it comes the final book ever published, and the only one you will ever need: The Onion's compendium of all things known. Replete with an astonishing assemblage of facts, illustrations, maps, charts, threats, blood, and additional fees to edify even the most simple-minded book-buyer, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE is packed with valuable information-such as the life stages of an Aunt; places to kill one's self in Utica, New York; and the dimensions of a female bucket, or "pail." With hundreds of entries for all 27 letters of the alphabet, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE must be purchased immediately to avoid the sting of eternal ignorance.

The Great Initiates

Autore: Edouard Schuré
Editore: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 0880109939
Grandezza: 31,61 MB
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Essays

Autore: David Hume
Editore: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1596052449
Grandezza: 51,22 MB
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As part of the tried and true model of informal essay writing, Hume began publishing his Essays: Moral, Political and Literary in 1741. The majority of these finely honed treatises fall into three distinct areas: political theory, economic theory and aesthetic theory.Interestingly, Hume's was motivated to produce a collection of informal essays given the poor public reception of his more formally written "Treatise of Human Nature" in 1739. He hoped that his work would be interesting not only to the educated man, but to the common man as well. He passionately argues that essays provide a forum for discussing his philosophy of "common life."DAVID HUME (1711-1776) was a Scottish philosopher and historian. Educated at Edinburgh, he lived in France from 1734 to 1737, where he finished his first philosophical work, A Treatise of Human Nature (1739-40). His additional philosophical works include An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (1748), Political Discourses (1752), The Natural History of Religion (1755), and Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (1779).

An Account Of Denmark As It Was In The Year 1692

Autore: Robert Molesworth
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 55,19 MB
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The Adventures Of Ferdinand Count Fathom

Autore: Tobias George Smollett
Editore: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820346012
Grandezza: 53,49 MB
Formato: PDF
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The first novel by a major English writer that is devoted to a thoroughgoing portrait of villainy, The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom chronicles the life of an aberrant criminal character. Filled with striking satiric thrusts at the legal, medical, and military establishments of mid-eighteenth-century Europe and England, the novel reveals Tobias Smollett's capacities as a commentator on contemporary life. First published in 1753, Ferdinand Count Fathom is an experimental work that explores the relations between history and fiction and introduces, for the first time in the English novel, episodes of Gothic melodrama. Too long neglected and never before available in a carefully prepared scholarly edition, Ferdinand Count Fathom may now be read, understood, and appreciated against the literary and historical background of the eighteenth-century world.

The Encyclopedia Of World History

Autore: William L. Langer
Editore: James Clarke Company
ISBN: 9780227679685
Grandezza: 36,77 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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Completely revised and updated; easy-to-read new design; more than 20,000 concise entries; 52 maps for easy reference; 66 genealogical tables; multiple cross-references between entries; comprehensive index for quick searches; incisive overviews of each era and region. For decades William L. Langer's best-selling Encyclopedia of World History was the indispensable, authoritative guide to all of human history. Now, under the direction of a distinguished new editor, comes an updated and dramatically improved version for a new generation, including for the first time a fully searchable CD-ROM of the complete text. The result is a wholly accessible, absorbing canvas of world history that no student, scholar or amateur historian should be without. Renowned academic Peter N. Stearns and thirty other prominent historians have combined their expertise over the past ten years to perfect this comprehensive chronology of human events. The scope of its 1,200 pages is truly world-wide, and its 20,000 entries span the millennia from prehistoric times to the year 2000. Featuring chronological entries grouped by geographic region, the Encyclopedia allows readers to get an in-depth view of distinct events along with a virtual timeline of human history. But this new edition is much more than the expansion of a classic; it reflects important recent changes in historical trends and historical thinking. In addition to showcasing traditional facts of national leadership and state power, the Encyclopedia embraces social and cultural developments, non-European history, women's history, religion, health, economics, technology, and other vital but less often reported aspects of the human drama. Here is a chronicle not only of major political events, but of ordinary people, covering shifts in the relationships between men and women, developments in leisure, and demographic currents. And for all periods there are summaries of global developments that cannot be captured in national or regional frameworks. As the editor notes in his preface: "The world we know historically has greatly changed. The revisions that animate this edition celebrate this change, benefiting from the labours of countless venturesome scholars over the past several decades." A masterwork with roots dating back to the 19th Century, this new edition will be recognised as the most comprehensive and up to date account of world history for years to come. The Encyclopedia of World History belongs at the elbow of every history lover and of anyone who has ever been curious about our constantly changing, remarkably diverse human story.